Connect with us

Uncategorized

Ramadan: Borno Governor begs Muslims to pray against Boko Haram, their sponsors

Published

on

Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has appealed to citizens in his state and other Nigerians not to focus only on Covid-19 during ‘Tahajjud’ (late-night prayers) in the last ten days of Ramadan, but also offer supplication against boko haram, their sponsors, and those who support them in any way.

Governor Zulum’s prayer request was contained in a statement he authorized on Thursday, which was released by his spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau.

“It is expected and rightly so, that in these last ten days of the glorious Ramadan, majority of fellow Muslims all over the world, are likely to focus their minds on seeking Allah’s intervention for an end to the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Without doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most severe threats to human existence, hence, accelerating prayers against it should be TOP-MUST. With that in mind, however, I will like to appeal to Muslims in Nigeria, particularly those of us in Borno state and rest of the northeast, not to forget the murderous activities of boko haram. We have two viruses with equal-lethal proportions.

“Therefore, our late night supplication should have twin-focus: prayers against Coronavirus and prayers against boko haram, their sponsors and those who intentionally support them. Without ignoring prayers for other individual, family and societal needs and wants, we should please submit ourselves with absolute faith to continually, seek the divine help of our creator, the almighty Allah, before whom no disease is without cure and no crisis is without solution” Zulum said as quoted in the statement.

The Governor went on to say: “Prayers against boko haram are particularly necessary at this time, when our gallant military heroes, together with other security agencies and the complementary support of courageous volunteers in the civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes, are recording huge victories in the ongoing fight against the insurgents. These armed forces and volunteers have earned our eternal gratitude and respect, and they certainly need and deserve our sustained prayers for more victories, their well being and the well being of their families” the statement added.

Governor Zulum also urged citizens with economic means to intensify support for needy persons especially displaced orphans, widows, relations and neighbours during and beyond the Ramadan.

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

TRENDING

Politics2 months ago

Ex- Super Eagles Players Praise Asiwaju Tinubu’s Contributions to Nigeria, Sports

Former Nigeria’s international football players have commended All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asíwájú Bola Tinubu, for his contributions to democracy...

News2 months ago

Obiano’s wife was drunk – Bianca Ojukwu opens up on ‘valedictory slap’

Bianca, the wife of late Odumegwu Ojukwu, has explained why she slapped Ebele Obiano at the inauguration ceremony of Prof....

Politics2 months ago

Kaduna govt directs appointees seeking political office to resign

The Kaduna State Government has directed all political appointees and public servants aspiring for political offices in the 2023 general...

News2 months ago

Buhari approves new NBC board

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Governing Board of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, following the expiration...

News2 months ago

Police arrest 2 soldiers, 3 others for robbing POS agent in Borno

The police in Borno have arrested five suspects, including two soldiers for alleged armed robbery and culpable homicide. Commissioner of...

News2 months ago

Terrorists kill DPO, 2 other policemen, 4 vigilantes in Niger

Suspected bandit terrorists have again hit Niger State, during which a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, two of his officers and four vigilante members were killed.  The...

Politics2 months ago

PDP will die in 2023 if it loses election – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President, has said that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might not survive another eight...

News2 months ago

Presidency blames ‘Jonathan’ govt for recent national grid collapse

The Presidency has blamed the immediate past administration for the recent collapse of the nation’s power system. President Buhari’s Personal...

Uncategorized3 months ago

Mrs Dolapo in Maiduguri, marks Osinbajo’s birthday at North East Children’s Centre

Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, was in Maiduguri on Monday to visit the North East Children’s Learning...

News6 months ago

Zulum to commission 22 schools, other projects in southern Borno

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has begun a five-day official visit to the southern part of the state to inaugurate...

Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2018 Daily correspondents